About Us

The Alexander Berkman Social Club is a group of anarchists who want to talk about what anarchism is, how anarchists see things and what anarchy could look like. Named after the editor of San Francisco’s mighty The Blast, we hope to have continual monthly meetings that are open to all. If you come you’ll get a membership card, the chance to win thousands of dollars (alright – the odd book or two) and hopefully something to think about and act on. You failed the audition for “So You Think You Can Dance,” and you just don’t seem with it. Don’t worry. The ABSC will have you. See you there!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mother Earth and The Blast! Thursday June 25th

Join us Thursday, June 25th, for a night of exploration and appreciation of two seminal anarchist journals, Emma Goldman's Mother Earth and Alexander Berkman's The Blast.

We'll have special guest Jamie Gooley from the Mother Earth Reprint Project, readings from the papers, a brief history of Mother Earth and The Blast from the inestimable Barry Pateman, discussion of current
and past reprint projects and music by the always astounding The Devin Hoff Platform!

All in all it promises to be a night not to be missed!

Jamie Gooley, intrigued by anarchist history has worked with other history buffs and print makers to collected a rare 22 original mothers earths and has been able to reprint 7 . With the hope of one day having all 22 copies available for all who seek to hold a facsimile of history in their hands. With the originals selling for hundreds of
dollars, the spirit of the editors (Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman) is demystified with reprints available for a few dollars we can all be more linked to the past while being propelled and inspired into the future.


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